Two rare historical recordings (1983 and 1986) originally released as single sides and gathered here for the first time. Carl Michael von Hausswolff on the pieces: “‘Conductor’ might be my favorite composition and ‘Life and Death of Pboc’ might be my most sincere. ‘Conductor’ was my first composed piece with no obvious reference points . . . ‘Life and Death of Pboc’ was the second. These two compositions gave me the title Godfather of Dark Ambient.” Edition of 300.
Carl Michael von Hausswolff (b. 1956 in Linköping, Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm): Since the end of the ’70s, von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using recording technology as his main instrument and as a visual artist using light projections, film/video and still photography as well as other media. He has exhibited at dOCUMENTA (Kassel), the biennials in Venice, Moscow, Liverpool, Istanbul, Sarajevo etc. and in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Nicosia, Kaliningrad, Tokyo, London, New York, Philadelphia etc. His music has been played in festivals such as Sonar (Barcelona), CTM (Berlin), L’audible (Paris), el niche Aural (Mexico City), MUTEK, (Montreal) etc. and release works on LP, CD, and download by labels like Erototox (Ashevile), Sub Rosa (Brussels), Touch (London), Pomperipossa (Göteborg), and iDeal (Göteborg). He recently curated the second part the sound-installation FREQ_OUT named freq_wave in co-operation with TBA21-Academy and collaborates with artist Leif Elggren, EVP re-searcher Michael Esposito, composers Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Mark Fell, Jim O’Rourke, author Leslie Winer and as Dark Morph (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós). He has also collaborated with Pan Sonic, The Hafler Trio, Freddie Wadling, and Erik Pauser (as PHAUSS).